Who Am I?

A wife. A mom. A professional photographer.

I am definitely not a writer. In fact, I have horrible grammar!

I am not a chef, or anything professional in the kitchen. I am still learning many techniques, especially when it comes to baking.

My food is sometimes healthy, sometimes sugary, sometimes just plan evil. I have no rules, except it is always gluten free.

My goal with this site/blog is to post recipes that our family enjoys. I hope I will learn many things along the way.

Our journey is a gluten free journey, and I want to share what I can when I have time. I may not blog all the time, but I promise pretty pictures when I do!

Our Story:

I am from California, my husband Seattle. We have a 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son.  My husband was diagnosed with celiac disease years ago (2008), and Ulcerative Colitis. Both diseases run in his family. . His father, two brothers, and sisters have gluten issues as well as a few other family members.

We learned this about my husband (J) a few years back. It was so hard for me to transition to gluten free (with some dairy sensitivities). Fast forward to now, 2014. My husband took a new genetic blood test that his Gastroenterologist recommended. The results came back that he does not have Celiac Disease, nor is it possible for him to have it (based on his DNA). So that leaves us with his Ulcerative Colitis that has been causing all these problems for him. He has been in the hospital twice within the last 3 years. There is no cure, so we have to do our best to keep his body happy and healthy given his circumstances and symptoms.

Over the last year I have come to learn more and more about eating Paleo and Low Carb. I have read numerous articles and books about the damage that sugar does to our bodies. For this reason, our family eats a Gluten Free & Paleo lifestyle (which is gluten free, grain free, free of refined sugars and carbs). However, we do allow ourselves some dairy since we don’t see to have allergies with it. There are always exceptions and things that we adjust for our family’s diet. For example, the kids don’t have to be completely Paleo. So we will make gluten free macaroni and cheese or pancakes from Pamela’s pancake mix.  I’ve found that when I restrict gluten with my children, they function better.

My hope is that through this blog,  I can help someone make their life just a little bit easier by giving ideas and inspiration for meals and food. Thanks for visiting!

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